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Old July 19th, 2010, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know of either a USB-based GPS dongle that works with Android, or a verified Android app that reads lat/lon from a Bluetooth GPS device? I tried "Bluetooth GPS" with a device that was advertised to wrok, but it only crashed my system every time I tried it.

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Does anyone know of either a USB-based GPS dongle that works with Android, or a verified Android app that reads lat/lon from a Bluetooth GPS device? I tried "Bluetooth GPS" with a device that was advertised to wrok, but it only crashed my system every time I tried it.

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What kind of hardware are you using as the host? The problem with portable USB devices is that it requires a very specific USB protocol to be able to handle communication with the dongle called USB On-The-Go. This protocol was not developed to act as a computer-like host (in which it can communicate with virtually any devices with the proper drivers), but rather be capable of being applied in very specific applications.

I've been looking into hardware development for the Incredible, and it's been very difficult to discern whether or not it has this capability. As a matter of fact, I've had a hard time trying to tell if any of the Android based phones are capable of doing something like this.

If you're looking for basic navigation, the Google Maps app works well for virtually anything. You can even share a certain location with another person.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 03:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am currently developing a similar app for my company right now. We are taking a list of Geo points that are sent to the phone via bluetooth and mapping them on an integrated map environment as they arrive. I have hit somewhat of a snag, but hopefully I get it figured out soon. Once I get it done, I will try to create something similar for you that fits your needs. It cannot be identical as what I have is company proprietary, and I could get into some big trouble, but yea... You get the point... haha

Ill see what I can do once I finish this current project.
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What exactly do you need this for? If it's just for reading lat and long, I'm pretty sure there's already an app for that.
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What exactly do you need this for? If it's just for reading lat and long, I'm pretty sure there's already an app for that.
If it is anything like my company's app, he will be having a file of lat and long points being sent to his device via bluetooth in which he will need to parse and and plot them on a mapview automatically.
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I thought there was a function for viewing/plotting lat and long points included for Maps, although I've never actually used it.
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I thought there was a function for viewing/plotting lat and long points included for Maps, although I've never actually used it.
Youa re thinking of overlays. It's not a function, but a means of doing it.
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What do you mean, "a means of doing it"?
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Its not a single fubctionthere is a procedure you use to do it.
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Ah, I understand. Could you explain the procedure?
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Hi!

Im not to expert in android, and software development. I have a geniatech enjoy smart tv box: Geniatech Enjoy Smart TV Box, Powered by Android 2.2, Google TV box.
We talk this box here: http://androidforums.com/google-tv/408166-geniatech-enjoy-tv-10.html

I have a one big problem with this hardware. I want to use it in my car, and need the gps hardware. I pluged in usb bluetooth stack, paired with usb mouse. the bluetooth gps provider seen the satelites, long, lat coordinates, but the navigation programs (maps, navigon, sygic) didnt communicates with gps mouse. In the setting semu, the location and security point is missing, and missing the all gps component maybe.

Please, ask, this is solvable problem?
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I'm looking to use a USB GPS Receiver with an Android Tablet using Navionics software (droid) on my boat. I don't / can't rely on 3G, and don't want a bluetooth device because of the recharging issue. Can you recommend a USB GPS receiver that works on a tablet now?
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I'm looking to use a USB GPS Receiver with an Android Tablet using Navionics software (droid) on my boat. I don't / can't rely on 3G, and don't want a bluetooth device because of the recharging issue. Can you recommend a USB GPS receiver that works on a tablet now?
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Hi.Did you get any answer as I am looking to do the same?
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